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ForestHarvest: non-timber forest products in Scotland


Wild Harvests of Scotland: building a sustainable forest culture

15 & 16 April 2009, Dunkeld & Birnam, Perthshire

Two days of events to celebrate and develop Scotland’s wild and woodland products sector:

On the afternoon of April 15 a meeting was held during which the Scottish Wild Harvests Association was formed.

Later on there was a networking evening celebrating the Orchards of Scotland (with an optional slow food meal).

The Wild Harvests of Scotland Conference followed, on April 16.


A report on the Wild Harvests of Scotland events is available to dowload here (PDF document 239KB)

Conference presentations & workshops

Bill Slee (chair): Introductory comments (PDF file 2,078KB)

Roger Coppock: NTFP overview (PDF file 53KB)

Douglas Ritchie: Wild harvests & quality of life (PDF file 329KB)

Davide Pettenella: Rural network marketing: the role of NTFPs (PDF file 3,309KB)

Alison Dyke: Supporting sustainable wild harvests & understanding the effects of gathering (PDF file 597KB)

Roger Coppock: A new policy for non-timber forest products in Scotland (afternoon discussion session) (PDF file 176KB)

Miles Irving: Wild Harvests and healthy/slow living: the connections (afternoon discussion session) (PDF file 60KB)

Roseanna Cunningham: Address to Wild Harvests of Scotland conference (PDF file 73KB)

Further info

The non-timber forest products policy document launched during the conference is available from Forestry Commission Scotland's website:

To contact the Scottish Wild Harvests Association, or to express an interest in becoming a member, phone Fiona Guest on 01356 626425 or click here to email Fiona.

Organisers & venues

The main venue was the Birnam Arts & Conference Centre (Birnam Institute). The venue for the Wild Harvests Trade Association meeting was the Hilton Dunkeld House hotel.

The events were organised by:

and supported by:


Any queries email Emma Chapman.